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Lever Action Rifles - Economy Long Range Soule

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The Economy model sights are a no frills “Soule” type tang sight with elevation and windage adjustments.

They are not just a stripped down version of our other sights, they are an entirely different sight with a different base and detente spring design that is easier and cheaper to make. It also features only a standard eye cup with #10x32 threads, but the important parts of the sight (the adjustments) are made and fitted the same way as our more expensive sights.

It features micrometer adjustments for windage, and vernier scale on the elevation, but also has ½ MOA marks on the elevation knob for more accurate elevation adjustments.

I typically tell potential buyers that it is all the sight 90% of the competitors actually need. It works like it is supposed to and does it at an economical price. I've sold thousands of them over the years with many happy repeat customers.

On the other hand as our eyes get older it is nice to have the “Hadley” style eye cup so we can adjust the hole size to the available light conditions. My standard #10x32 Hadley will screw right on this sight, and can be ordered at the same time as this sight, or added later.

Each type rifle, (I.E. Sharps, Winchester, Remington, Ballard, and etc.) has different angles on the top tang in relation to the bore line. We set the economy model sights to the correct angle when we manufacture them. It requires modification of the staff or spring to adjust that angle, and the detent spring must be compressed during assembly.

For that reason it is not recommended that you attempt to purchase this sight and multiple bases for several different rifles or different types of rifles. My “Supergrade” sights are more suited for that use.

Because of the lighter detent of this sight, it will tend to tip forward under recoil. If you would prefer that the sight stay upright after firing so you do not need to reset it during the re-loading process then you should consider the Supergrade sight as it has a much stronger detent spring.

Actually it has been shown with slow motion camera work that all sights tip forward under recoil, and then flip to the rear and etc. as the recoil slows. The stronger detent spring of the Supergrade sight actually catches the sight as it passes vertical and stops it at that point so it appears to have not moved.

This sight features a base that has both mounting holes on the forward end of the base. They are approximately .45” center to center. This base is used to set the sight further to the rear of the tang so the opening bolt will not make contact with the sight. It typically requires drilling and tapping two holes in the top tang. We have a selection of screws that can be supplied, but if you do not request a special size we will supply the sight with #10x32 screws. 

This sight does not use the tang screw of the rifle for mounting the sight.

Drilling and tapping holes in the top tang will in many cases require drilling through the serial number of a rifle. Federal law allows for drilling through the serial number, but it must be stamped somewhere else on the receiver prior to defacing the original serial number. The serial number can still be under the sight base, but any numbers that will be defaced should be stamped again next to the hole.

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  1. Lee Shaver economy tang sights are great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Feb 2018

    This is the 3rd economy long distance tang sight that I have bought from Lee Shaver. These sights are great, the higher dollar supreme sight has an adjustable staff angle, this one is fixed, the supreme has a Hadley cup, this is fixed, the supreme is interchangeable between different bases on other rifles, this one is for one rifle only. However, I have a tang sight on all my guns, so I don't need to swap between guns, I like each rifle to have it own sight and with the economy sight, I can afford to do so.

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